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Friday, December 14, 2018

Israel/World

US Study Shows Tefillin-Wrapping May Protect Men From Heart Attacks

(JNS) A new study published last month in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology shows that the act of Jewish men tightly wrapping tefillin straps around their arms in the morning may be helping to ward off heart attacks.

Jaclyn Wildes Loves the Learning and Chesed at AMIT

Jaclyn Wildes is studying at Midreshet AMIT in Gilo, Jerusalem. She grew up in Englewood, attended Moriah for elementary school, and Ramaz for high school. She’s attended Camp Seneca, Camp Szarvas and Camp Sulam in the summers.

Her next stop? Baruch College.

33 Americans Make Aliyah in Time for Yom HaAliyah

(Courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh) As the State of Israel marks the national holiday of Yom HaAliyah (Day Celebrating Immigration to Israel) on Tuesday, October 16, a diverse group of 33 Americans immigrated to Israel on a Nefesh B’Nefesh group Aliyah flight in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of

Haley, Defender of Israel, Resigns

Nikki Haley, who has been the face of the Trump administration’s strong stances in support of Israel, resigned as ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday.

A former Republican governor of South Carolina, Haley, who has served as U.N. ambassador since the beginning of the Trump

Families of Barkan Terror Victims Call for Vengeance as New Details Emerge

(JNS) New details of the fatal terror attack against three Israelis at the Barkan Industrial Park came to light as parents of the deceased called for vengeance.

“Every terrorist should know he would be executed, and that his family will suffer for his crimes,” the father of Kim Levengrond Yehezkel,

Iran Struggles Amid US Sanctions

(JNS) Amid current and upcoming U.S. sanctions on Iran, the regime is struggling to survive increasing prices over natural gas.

With the second round of sanctions slated to take effect on Nov. 4, the Trump administration’s decision to bar Iranian crude exports has led to a 29 percent decrease in oil

Michigan Professor Faces Disciplinary Action for Denying Student Letter of Recommendation to Study in Israel

(JNS) A University of Michigan professor, citing his support for the BDS movement in denying a student’s request in August for a letter of recommendation for a semester-long study-abroad program at Tel Aviv University, was sanctioned this week by the university.

The punishments against Professor John

Shira Pahmer Is Loving Learning at MMY

Shira Pahmer is studying in Michlelet Yerushalayim (MMY) in the Baka neighborhood of Jerusalem. She grew up in Passaic, attended Yeshiva Beit Hillel for elementary school, and Ateres Beis Yaakov in Monsey for high school.

Her next stop? For now, Stern College, but aliyah is also an

Olim Advisors Is There Every Step of the Way

Many people, upon returning to the States from a trip to Israel, find themselves dreaming of the day when they will make aliyah. Oftentimes, several weeks later, reality sets in. Of course there are those who follow through on this dream but, for many, it is merely a pipedream. The question is why.

The

AMIT to Host Software Development Course for Young Women

(Courtesy of AMIT) The AMIT network and Ra’anana municipality have joined forces with an organization called “she codes” to offer software development courses to young women free of charge during the course of this school year.

Young women in junior high and high school who are interested in

US Govt. Takes New Stand Against Campus Anti-Semitism

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently delivered welcome news for Jewish students. OCR reopened a student-backed civil-rights case brought by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) against Rutgers University.

Importantly, in deciding to reassess

IAEA Rejects Israel’s Claim That Iran Has Hidden Atomic Facility, Defers to US

(JNS) The International Atomic Energy Agency rebuffed Israel’s claim that Iran is employing a hidden atomic warehouse, resisting pressure to inspect the alleged facility.

The IAEA “uses all safeguards [and] relevant information available to, it but it does not take any information at face value,”